Ajinomoto gets funds for amino acid unit

Gordon, Michael
October 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;10/16/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 39, p26
Trade Publication
The article reports that Brazil's state development bank BNDES has approved financing of 55m reais to help fund Ajinomoto's amino acids project in Limeira, Sao Paulo. The unit will make amino acids of the L-glutamine type and the branched-chain amino acids leucine, valine and isoleucine, using sugar cane molasses as a feedstock. The Ajinomoto Group already has eight production bases for pharmaceutical and food-use amino acids around the world, and the plant will be the ninth.


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